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    I enjoyed this too - it coincides with what I think and some of the reading (thank you Twitchy!) I've done lately:

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      Yesterday a 5k run, then Day 18 of Express Tone with some very poor quality split lunges I think - I've never really got the hang of these. I did the DD during the day.

      I also meditated last night.

      And this morning.

      And then I did a 3-hour walk. It was not supposed to be a 3-hour walk, it was supposed to be a 1 hour walk, followed by a dental appointment, followed by a 1-hour walk home. I looked up the route last night, but didn't really go into it in detail and when I set off this morning I assumed I would find my way easily. But, the signs on the footpaths ended and I found myself in endless suburban housing with no-one around to ask and every street looking exactly the same - it was like some nightmare from a movie! I Got directions, but got sent to the wrong dental surgery. I rang the surgery and they gave me more directions, but they weren't very precise and I went wrong, so in the end I had to call them and cancel it. They can't see me for another month at least. Oh dear!

      I got very angry about some of this - the signs, the huge housing estate... but it has passed more quickly than I thought and I quite enjoyed pushing myself to keep walking relatively quickly all the way home. I would be amazed if I haven't walked 10 miles. I hope my teeth don't get worse in the meantime.

      On we go! x

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        Well, apparently you just were not supposed to get to the dentist today!

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          At least you got some sightseeing...

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            So annoying though, missing an appointment and waiting for the next one ...
            My dentist managed to call me to cancel my appointment right as I was nearly arrived, about one block away. I wasn't the happiest camper!

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              Look forward to the coming movie: Journey Beyond the Dentist: My Llanderyn Hell Trek.

              Thank you, Dorothy, Nancy and PSW/Luna - No, I would not be happy either!

              I am quite pleased with the way I coped with my anger from that little episode: it didn't become really self-destructive.

              Last night I did,



              At level I, stepping down from my usual Level III workouts at Level III on account of being quite knackered from the walking.

              I had intended to do Express Tone but left that for today.

              The plan is to have a strength workout this evening too.

              The weather is lovely. I hope you all have happy, safe days. x

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                I am quite pleased with the way I coped with my anger from that little episode: it didn't become really self-destructive.
                Well done!

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                  Thank you MamaT!

                  "Do the next right thing" is a sort of mantra at the moment. It seems to be helping.

                  Yesterday:

                  Express Tone Day 19. This is starting to get challenging now.

                  And, for my Strength workout in the Fighter Programme, I did:



                  I really loved this and treated it rather like a HIIT workout. Push ups in small sets throughout a workout is great for me.

                  I've been for a run and a swim this morning. The run was about 3k I would guess, and I did about 15-20 minutes swimming. I am not a strong or confident swimmer, but I think I would like to do more. The pool near me is open from 7am. Numbers are very limited and you have to book.

                  Then I went for a two hour walk with a friend. Probably something over 5 miles.

                  I meditated yesterday and am about to do the same now.

                  Take care everyone. On we go! x

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                    Sounds like an awesome morning 🌄
                    Very inspiring

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                      Thank you, Gandhalfit!

                      I had a really good week last week. On Sunday we went to the beach and I had my first swim in the sea this year - not for very long, it's still cold!

                      And then I had a bit of a crash yesterday, with a relapse on my internet use.

                      So I need to deal with that without it becoming an ongoing issue.

                      I just went for a walk yesterday.

                      On we go!

                      x

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                          Ooh, I will say. Today comes up as my birthday at Darebee. It's not my birthday, it's my sober anniversary - seven years today!

                          And thank you Mamat!

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                            Happy Sober Birthday!

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                              Congrats on 7 years of sobriety!

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                                Congrats. That is amazing.

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